Food calendar: Celebrate the release of Beaujolais wine

November 19, 2013
THURSDAY

BEAUJOLAIS DINNER: Four courses paired with Beaujolais. 6:30 p.m. $79, not including tax and gratuity ($54 without wine pairings). Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.

BEAUJOLAIS TASTING: Tasting of five Beaujolais wines with a holiday menu from Cork executive chef Kristin Hutter. 7 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Cork Market and Tasting Room, 1805 14th St. NW. 202-265-2674. www.corkdc.com.

COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $70. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920. www.culinariacookingschool.com.

GAME DINNER: Snakehead fish, boar, venison, bison and prime rib paired with wine. 7 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-9300. tuskies.com.

STREET FOODS OF SOUTH AMERICA DINNER: Paired with wines from Argentina and Chile. 6:30 p.m. $135, including tax and gratuity. Del Campo, 777 I St. NW. 917-744-6172. www.aiwf.org/dc.

WHITE TRUFFLES DINNER: Multi-course meal paired with wine. 7 p.m. $250, not including tax and gratuity. Elisir, 427 11th St. NW. 202-546-0088. elisirrestaurant.com.

FRIDAY

OYSTER RIOT: About two dozen oyster varieties, music and wine. 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. $140. Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. 202-347-4800. www.eventfarm.com/oysterriot2013.

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL: The three-day event features seasonal gifts, craft demonstrations, specialty foods and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; younger than 12 free. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 800-210-9900. www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Holiday classics with a twist. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $49. Stone’s Cove KitBar, 2403 Centreville Rd., Herndon. Reserve at cookingclasses@stonescove.com. 703-434-3615. www.stonescove.com.

SUNDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Alice Waters signs and sells copies of her new book, “The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration From the New Kitchen Garden.” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. freshfarmmarket.org.

WINE DINNER: Four courses with Torres wines. Includes a flamenco performance. 6-9 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 607 King St., Alexandria. 703-299-9810. www.latascausa.com.

TUESDAY

HOLIDAY MARKET: Central Farm Markets holds its special Thanksgiving market. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Pike Central Farm Market, 11806 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-775-6402. www.centralfarmmarkets.com.

RESERVE NOW

DEC. 8

COOKING CLASS: Holiday cookie baking class with Washington Post Food section editors Bonnie Benwick, Stephanie Witt Sedgwick and Jane Touzalin. 2-4 p.m. $65. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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